Low-Income Households

‘Worst Case Housing Needs’ Rises to Over 8 Million

August 12th, 2017
More than 8 million renter households were identified as having “worst case housing needs,” or burdened by rent and/or living in unsuitable conditions, in 2015, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—the...

Gap Slims Between Low- and High-Income Homeownership Rate

August 13th, 2017
Individuals with low incomes have historically struggled to become homeowners, cut off from the opportunity to not only build wealth through equity, but also establish an appreciating, long-term asset. New research now shows the homeownership rate in the lowest income...

Report: Mortgage Interest Deduction Promotes Inequality

October 28th, 2017
Among the repercussions the tax overhaul proposal can have on the mortgage interest deduction, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) at Brandeis University’s Heller School recently released a report, “Misdirected...

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